- Teaching in italian
- RADAR SYSTEMS
- RADAR SYSTEMS
- Subject area
- Reference degree course
- AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
- Course type
- Master's Degree
- Teaching hours
- Frontal Hours: 54.0
- Academic year
- Year taught
- Course year
- CURRICULUM AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
- Reference professor for teaching
- RICCI Giuseppe
Knowledge (at an undergraduate level) of Signal and Systems and Probability Theory is highly desirable
A review of basic concepts from signal and systems.
Generalities on radar signal processing.
The radar equation.
Electromagnetic propagation in real atmosphere.
Transmitting and receiving antennas.
Radar cross section of a target.
A review from probability theory.
Detection theory and CFAR techniques.
Ambiguity function of basic signals.
Accuracy of radar measurements.
Moving target indicator.
An introduction to the main concepts of radar systems with emphasis on radar signal processing.
Knowledge and understanding
After the course the student should be able to describe the main blocks of a radar systems, signal and interference models, link budget analysis, application of detection theory to the design of a radar receiver, CFAR techniques, ambiguity function and measurement accuracy, the concept of moving target indicator.
Applying knowledge and understanding
After the course the student should be able to evaluate the performance parameters of a radar system for simplified scenarios.
Students should acquire the ability to compare pros and cons of different approaches to the solution of a specific problem through examples and problems.
The ability to communicate should be acquired by discussing a specific topic with a good balance of mathematical rigor and physical insights.
Selected problems will be proposed that require elaborating on introduced concepts and methods, also with the help of selected readings suggested by the instructor (from the list of references). Identifying solutions to non trivial problems will be important to be ready for autonomous lifelong learning.
Lectures, assigned homeworks, solution to proposed problems, and computer projects.
Radar Principles by Nadav Levanon, John Wiley & Sons, 1988.
Handouts (in progress).
First Semester (dal 20/09/2021 al 17/12/2021)
Type of assessment
Oral - Final grade